In this paper we report on the morphology of InSb layers grown by atomic layer molecular beam epitaxy (ALMBE) onto InP substrates at low temperatures (330<T<400°C), comparing the nature and densities of defects with those found in ALMBE InSb films grown over InSb/InP buffer layers grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The main types of defects for ALMBE direct layers are threading dislocations and stacking faults with similar defect densities along both á110ñ directions. The inclusion of the intermediate InSb/InP MBE grown buffer layers leads to lower threading dislocation densities but higher and anisotropic stacking fault distribution. Moreover, different types of three-dimensional defects appear, which are associated with pyramidal or truncated pyramidal hillocks on the surface. These defects, consisting in twins associations are originated at the InSb/InP MBE interface and they are induced by an anomalous growth of InSb layers. In all the cases, the strain caused by the large lattice mismatch is accommodated by means of a pure edge-type misfit dislocation network placed at the interface.